Pre visit Materials
Prior to visiting the park, lead the class in the following activities:
View the movie “Nez Perce Portrait of a People” (many schools/school districts have purchased this & it is available for sale at the park visitor center for $19.95).
Before watching the film, pose the question "what do you think “culture” means" before and after the movie. Other questions to consider:
Did You Know?
Salmon is a sacred fish for the Nez Perce. It is sustained them for thousands of years and has shaped their culture and religion. Today the Nez Perce Tribe is playing a leading role in the restoration of wild Salmon runs in the Columbia River Plateau.